Better death than educated women? Well, certainly the Taliban likes to destroy girls’ schools, but in this case the target seems to have been Maulana Sherani, a senior leader of the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl, the political arm of the Taliban in that area. So this could be a jihad among rivals, unless the suicide bomber was a venomous Islamophobe. “Six killed in Pishin girls” madrassa suicide blast,” from the Daily Times, March 3 :
QUETTA: A suicide bomber killed five and injured 12 people at a girls” religious school in Pishin district of Balochistan on Monday.
District Police Officer Akbar Raisani confirmed the incident saying that the blast had occurred at a girls” madrassa in Kili Karbala, where a senior leader of the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F), Maulana Sherani, was scheduled to address the school’s convocation.
Witnesses said the suicide bomber was a teenager who wanted to get close to the JUI-F leader as soon as he ended his speech.
Three of the victims were identified as Muhammad Nasim, Jalath Khan and Hafiz Abdul Zahir, while the names of the other two could not be ascertained….